"I figured out that music was something that I need when I was 12 and I started writing songs. That happened when I was in middle school and I was dealing with the fact that all of a sudden I had this group of friends one day and then the next day, I didn’t have those friends anymore. They were just moved on, gone and I didn’t have any friends anymore. It’s a pretty scary concept, going into school everyday and not knowing who you’re gonna talk to. My way of coping with that was writing songs"